(Closed) who goes first?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would think the Best Man and/or the Father of the Bride makes the first toast.

For being introduced into the reception, yes, both first and last name and typically they do (at least to the wedding’s I’ve attended) the Parents of the Bride, the Parents of the Groom, then the wedding party:  “Bridesmaid Sarah Snow, escorted by Groomsman, Eric Tree.”

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dad is going to speak first, since they’re technically “hosting” the event. Then the best man, then FFIL/FMIL, then Maid/Matron of Honor. I’m not sure if this is proper, but that’s how we’re doing it!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I would say the person hosting goes first.  We gave the maid of honor the choice of going first or second relative to the best man.  She wanted to go first.  I would at least ask your speakers if they had a preference.  That might make the decision even easier.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Ouch.  Im sorry. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Is one or the other sets of parents hosting the wedding? Or helping you with costs? In that case I’d have that father go first, then the other, then Maid/Matron of Honor and finishing off with the Best Man. But it’s whatever works best for you. I’ve seen toasts done many different ways in terms of who spoke when – I don’t believe there’s a “right” way to do it.

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